Hi guys, I was hoping you could offer some advice on joining the TA, and applying for a regular commission. I have had a look and hope this is the right place for it. I attended AOSB about a year ago, after uni., and failed, but was advised to go back in a year/18 months with a bit more life experience. Since then I have been travelling and working, and am now looking to start reapplying for a regular commission. However Id also hoped to join the TA in the interim, but because of work have only just become able to commit. The consensus on here seems to be that joining the TA would be very positive, but I still have a few queries. Would it reflect badly at AOSB if it seemed as though my only interest in the TA was as a means to an end? I appreciate to some extent that is what Im doing, but I am still very committed and more than willing to get fully involved in training for the six months of waiting for a board, and am keen to do a tour either before AOSB/Sandhurst or afterwards if things dont go so well again. When I spoke to my Careers Advisor she seemed very dismissive of the idea, but didnt seem to offer any rational explanation of why it would be a bad idea. It also presents the problem of application I need to give details of other applications or service, so should I try to do one or the other first? I dont want to look as though Im trying to sneak through on one or the other, or look as though Im not committed to joining. Having spoken to my local unit they seem quite keen, and are in an area where I can do two weeks basic training,( rather than weekends) then Catterick. Im waiting to speak to my boss formally, but have got cleared by my HR, so dont foresee any problems with work. Any thought either way? Any advice would be very much appreciated.